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New year, big plans

This is my year. 2012 may spell gloom and doom for some but for me things are going to happen. I have set some goals and I will see them through. Goal #1: Get regular with the blogging. SERIOUSLY. I feel like every other post is me apologizing (to myself? The internet? One of my … Continue reading

Food Preservation

It is a gorgeous time of year for produce. Markets and stores are starting to (or at least should be starting to) overflow with fresh, local goods. Cam and I not only have a double share in a local CSA, we also shop our local farmers market and food co-op, which is where we scored … Continue reading

My first foray into fermentation a.k.a. “The Great Cabbage Caper”

A few months after I started living in a small Russian city as an impressionable university student on study abroad, it was getting late in the year and the crunchy cucumbers and luscious tomatoes of late summer had disappeared. All that seemed to be left for the eating were mushrooms, apples and potatoes. I was … Continue reading

What’s in a CSA? Just FAQs, ma’am.

This is the first post in what will be a regular feature in Lishy’s Kitchen on adventures in CSA cooking. This first post explains what a CSA is, how they function and what they’re all about. For the longest time I had no idea what a CSA was…I am not sure what it sounded like … Continue reading

Stock advice

Again I sit early on a Saturday morning, muffins in the oven, coffee in hand, Cam still in bed, dogs sleeping in the living room…. I have a few moments to write and plan out my weekend. Ah….I wait all week for fleeting moments like this. I also love Friday nights. They are like a … Continue reading

Bowled over!

It’s a Saturday morning and I was wide awake at 5:30. What’s a gal to do? Drink coffee? check. Throw in a load of laundry? done. Make grocery list for the day’s shopping trip? solved. Catch up on some email? started. So now I find myself listening to the hum of the washer and dryer  … Continue reading

Winter Blues?

I love winter. Really, I do. I love warm beverages, oven-baked meals, snow, wearing mittens, everything. This evening I was trying to clean up my home office and I came across some photos that I took during our trek from NYC to the Midwest this summer. Suddenly, it made me long for July. Hot weather, … Continue reading